5 poems about Palestine with Genny Lim (poet) and Hafez Modirzadeh (saxophone).
These poems were written ten years before Oct. 7, 2023 when the Hamas attacks on Israel triggered a retaliatory siege and genocide of Palestinians in Gaza.
I wrote the poems at the peak of Palestinian resistance, when peaceful demonstrations were violently met with sniper fire, tear gas and arrests by the IDF. Palestinian children were shot and killed or arrested for throwing stones at IDF and, often, storm troopers barged into Palestinian homes in the middle of the night and dragged family members out to prison, where they were interrogated and often beaten and issued long sentences without legal counsel.
These poems attempt to bear witness to the suffering and pain of the Palestinian people under Occupation.
— GENNY LIM
Includes “Gaza” which was used on “In Your Ear”, Apex Express and Raza Chronicles on KPFA.
Produced by Freedom Archives, 2013.
Authors: Genny Lim, Hafez Modirzadeh • Year: 2013 • Call Number: CD 931 • Format: CD • Producers: Greg Landau, Claude Marks • Collection: Compact discs representing digitized copies of analog tapes